On Mistakes

Recently my needles fell out of my Sockhead hat and it was a disaster. I ended up having to rip back about an inch of work (in fingering weight yarn) and then get the needles back on and start knitting again. To experienced knitters, it might not sound like much, but I knit slowly. I…

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WIP Wednesday, March 25

I thought I’d give WIP Wednesday a try. (This will not be a weekly thing; I don’t knit fast enough or have enough time to write where that would make sense.) Although I technically have 4 projects on the needles, one is in deep, deep hibernation and the other is in mild hibernation (I plan…

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Making Plans when Plans Go Awry

We’re all stuck at home. You probably are, too. In case you’re reading this from the future, we’re keeping ourselves inside to protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus. It sounds like a dream for an introvert, right? Staying inside all the time? I had plans, though. My husband and son planned to take…

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Fresh From the Dyepots: February 2020

It’s time for the first ever monthly post where I show off what I dyed up the previous month! I started hand dyeing yarn in January of 2019 after receiving the Greener Shades Beginner Yarn Dyeing Kit for Christmas. Currently I dye as a hobby: sometimes I have a project in mind, and sometimes I’m…

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Finished Object: Ice and Fire Socks

I was a big Game of Thrones fan, so when Knit Picks released their Felici striped socks in “Beyond the Wall” I grabbed some up. I thought I could knit them while watching the final season of the show. I dyed up some reddish-orange sock yarn for the heels and toes and decided to call…

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Casting On a Sockhead for a Kid

A few months ago I dyed some yarn, and one was a complete unplanned experiment. It turned out a deep, moody blue with coppery orange and bits of lavender. I loved it, and so did my three-year-old son. After making my dad a hat for Christmas, my son said he wanted a hat, too. I…

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The Time I Knit Myself a Bankhead

I knit myself a Bankhead hat last winter. It looks like this: The thought process went like this: first I got the yarn. The yarn is 100% superwash merino worsted and was hand dyed by the lovely couple of The Woolen Homestead. Sadly they don’t dye anymore, and I’m so thrilled I was able to…

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